CRN – Alfresco Adds Social Networking Capabilities To Its Document Management System

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The line between content management and social networking software is getting very blurry.
 
Alfresco debuted a new release of its open-source and commercial content management software Wednesday with added social networking, workflow and collaboration capabilities. Alfresco Enterprise 3.4 provides a platform for systems integrators, VARs and ISVs to develop applications for building and managing "social-ready" content that’s shared, collaborated on and syndicated across the Web.
 
Organizations are increasingly deploying business-focused social networking systems such as Salesforce.com Chatter, Jive, Drupal, Liferay and Lotus Quickr: 31 percent of enterprises regularly use such social media tools, said Todd Bar, Alfresco chief marketing officer, in an interview. But that’s generating volumes of unmanaged content, he said.
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